Parivartan or Mutual Exchange Yoga

Parivartana or Mutual exchange Yoga is one of the most powerful, influential, strong and special planetary combination in natalnatalDefinition: Birth, natal chart is used for birth chart....
charts and it is very simple to understand. The results good or bad will be according to the position and strength of the houses, occupied by both the ruling planets involved, throughout life, especially in their periods and sub periods.

A Parivartan or Parivartana Yoga or mutual exchange Yoga in an individual’s astrological birth chartbirth chartDefinition: A diagram showing exact position of planets in signs at time of birth of an individual prepared with the help of time, date and place of birth....
is a special planetary combination, formed due to mutual exchange of the houseshousesDefinition: These are twelve sections of zodiac circle having 360° numbered clockwise Ascendant is known as the first house and the last house is known as the twelfth house Each house represents specific traits used for prediction....
by two sign lordssign lordsDefinition: Ruling planets of signs, e.g. Mars-Aries, Sun-Leo, Jupiter-Sagittarius...
(ruling planets) involved in it, and thus the power of these two occupied houses is increased.The results of  most of Parivartana Yoga(combinations) are extremely good.

In other words, if two ruling planets or sign lords mutually exchange their positions and occupy each others house, Parivartana Yoga or Sthan Parivartana yoga is formed. In western astrologyastrologyDefinition: The study of the influence of celestial bodies on earth....
this position is called ‘in reception’.


If explained in more simple words, if planet A is in the sign of planet B and planet B is in the sign of planet A, Parivartana Yoga is formed.

A planet is considered powerful in its own sign (house), when it exchanges its position with the other planet both the planets get strength of each other. Energy moves from one house to other, gets enhanced thus makes both the houses stronger.

Example: Suppose the ascendant(Lagna)or 1st house is Sagittarius, Jupiter (Guru) is strong in its own sign SagittariusSagittariusDefinition: Dhanu...
(Dhanu) and MercuryMercuryDefinition: Budh...
is strong in VirgoVirgoDefinition: Kanya...
(Kanya) due to its own sign, if Jupiter occupies Virgo (10th house) and Mercury occupies Sagittarius (1st house) their energies are mutually exchanged and the houses they occupy become more powerful.

Results of Parivartana yoga: There may be unexpected and sudden changes (events), may be extremely good or bad according to the strength of planets and houses they rule or occupy in astrological charts.

Sequence of Signs:

Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces.

Their ruling planets in sequence:

Mars, Venus, Mercury, Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Saturn, Jupiter.

Kinds of Parivartana Yoga

Parivartana Yoga may be divided into three main kinds, based on houses involved in mutual exchange.

Maha Yoga, Kahala Yoga, Dainya Yoga

Maha Yoga or Maha Parivartana Raj Yoga:

Maha yoga is different from Mahabhagya Yoga. Maha Yoga is an auspicious Yoga and both the sign lords of auspicious houses are involved in this yoga.

Maha Yoga is created when both the interchanged sign lords(ruling planets) belong to only auspicious houses, i.e., mutual exchange is between any two sign lords of 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th 7th, 9th, 10th or 11th house from ascendant.

People born under Maha Parivartana Yoga are fortunate and achieve all that they like to acquire in their life. They get political power, prosperity, name, fame, status and authority.They are fortunate enough to enjoy big  luxurious bungalows, luxury cars and many servants. Many prominent leaders including Presidents and Prime Ministers of many countries had this Yoga in their astrological birth charts. Former Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi had three Parivartan yogaParivartan yogaDefinition: A combination formed due to Mutual exchange....
in her birth chart. Pepsi Co chairman and CEO Indira Nooyi has also Parivartan Yoga in her astrological chart.

Explanation: To explain more clearly, when the auspicious houses, Kendra ( 1st,4th,7th 10th house), Trikona (1st,5th,9th house), Dhanashthana (2nd house) representing wealth or Labha sthana(11th house) representing income, mutually exchange their houses, Maha Yoga is formed. In Maha Yoga all the inauspicious houses (Dusthana) i.e., 3rd, 6th ,8th ,12th are excluded. There are twenty eight possible Maha Yoga.

The Maha Parivartana Raj Yoga, an auspicious Yoga may be created in the following exchange Yogas:

I.    1) 1st house and 2nd house. 2) 1st house and 4th house. 3) 1st and 5th house. 4) 1st and 7th house.  5) 1st and 9th house. 6) 1st and 10th house 7) 1st house 11th house.

II.  1) 2nd house and 4th house. 2)  2nd house and 5th house. 3)  2nd house and 9th house.   4) 2nd house and 10th house. 5) 2nd house and 11th house.

III.  1) 4th house and 5th house. 2)  4th house and 7th house. 3)  4th house and 9th house.    4)  4th and 10th house. 5) 4th house and 11th house.

IV.  1)  5th house and 7th house. 2)  5th house and 9th house. 3)  5th house and 10th house. 4)  5th and 11th house.

IV.  1)  7th house and 9th house. 2)  7th house and 10th house. 3)  7th house and 11th house.

VI.  1) 9th house and 10th house. 2)  9th house and 11th house.

VII. 1) 10th house and 11th house.

VIII. 1) 2nd house and 7th house.

Note: These two houses(2nd and 7th) are marak houses, so the exchange should be especially between auspicious planets or Shubh Grahas for better results, in an individual's birth chart.

 Auspicious exchange Yoga results may be produced by the following planets: The Maha Parivartan Raj Yoga is considered to give auspicious results, if created between sun and Mercury, Sun and Jupiter, Sun and Venus, Moon and Mercury, Moon and Jupiter, Moon and Venus, Mercury and Jupiter, Mercury and Venus, Jupiter and Venus. The exchange Yoga between other planets whether it is auspicious, less auspicious or inauspicious, may vary according to their ownership and strength or characteristics.

 Example: If TaurusTaurusDefinition: Vrishabh...
is the ascendant, sign lord of 4th house Sun is in 5th house and sign lord of 5th house Mercury is in 4th  house, both the sign lords are in mutual exchange, Maha Parivartana Yoga is created. The person will be very lucky related to the progeny and self.

Results of Maha Parivartana Raj Yoga:

Maha yoga or Maha Parivartana Yoga gives rise to power, authority, status, prosperity and wealth and there are beneficial influences from the houses involved. The individual will be blessed with expensive clothes and ornaments, honored by authorities or king, will hold high position, enjoy wealth and conveyances according to strength of houses involved in the astrological birth chart. Person will be lucky regarding progeny, will be blessed with good children and he will have good houses and expensive conveyances.

Parivartana between following involved auspicious house lords is considered powerful and beneficbeneficDefinition: planets having natural beneficial and positive influences, opposite to malefic....
(Shubha) Maha Parivartana Raj Yoga.  

 1) 1st and 5th, 5th and 9th, 1st and 9th : gives rise to authority and political power.

 2) 2nd and 5th,2nd and 11th, 5th and 11th : Gives rise to financial position and status.

 3) 1st and 4th, 1st and 7th, 2nd and 4th, 2nd and 7th, 2nd and 9th, 4th and 7th : gives rise to prosperity and fortune.

 4) 4th and 5th : makes one learned and gives rise to knowledge, prosperity and good fortune of children.

 5) 4th and 10th: gives rise to career and professional life. 

 6) 5th and 7th : gives success to love and relationship affairs.

 7) 1st and 10th, 5th and 10th :gives  rise to status and political power. 

 8) 7th and 9th, 7th and 10th : gives rise to good luck, career and position.

 9) 7th and 11th : gives rise to career and financial position.

 10) 9th and 10th, 10th and 11th and 11th and 9th: Gives rise to good fortune, status, financial position.

Kahala Yoga:

Third house involved in Kahala Yoga represents courage and hard work. Kahal yoga is formed when there is mutual exchange between the sign lord of 3rd house and the sign lord of one of the auspicious houses i.e., 1st, 2nd, 4th 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th or 11th house from ascendant.

Explanation: In Kahala yoga the mutual exchange is only between sign lords of 3rd house and an auspicious house i.e.,1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th 10th or 11th house, it is obvious that lords of 6th, 8th, 12th houses are not involved. There are eight possible Kahala Yoga.

Example: Suppose AriesAriesDefinition: Mesha...
is the ascendant, 3rd sign Gemini’s ruling planetruling planetDefinition: Sign Lord...
Mercury is in 10th house and 10th sign Capricorn’s ruling planet SaturnSaturnDefinition: Shani...
is in 3rd house, in a person’s astrological birth chart, Kahala Yoga is formed due to mutual exchange. Person born with Kahala Yoga will be courageous and hard working.

Results of Kahala Yoga: Third house represents courage or hard work. This means the person will have to struggle hard to improve his condition. There will be fluctuations in life. The person will be very prosperous or driven to poverty, will face lots of difficulties but manage in all the situations very efficiently and be prosperous with his own efforts and hard work. Sometimes he will be harsh and sweet in speech at other times.

Note: In both Maha Yoga and Kahala Yoga, inauspicious house lords (Dusthana) i.e.,6th, 8th, and 12th houses from ascendantascendantDefinition: Rising of a zodiac sign on the eastern horizon at the time of birth, placed in horoscope of a native, as 1st house is most important in calculation and prediction. ...
are excluded from exchange. In Dainya Yoga one of the inauspicious house lords i.e., 6th, 8th, 12th house lords is involved in mutual exchange. In Vipareeta Raj Yoga both the inauspicious house lords (Dusthana lords) i.e., lords of 6th, 8th or 12th house are involved exclusively, in mutual exchange of two planets.

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Dainya yoga:

Dainya means poor or miserable. When one of the involved sign lord is lord of an inauspicious house or DusthanaDusthanaDefinition: Bad or inauspicious places (6th ,8th ,12th houses)....
bhava i.e., 6th ,8th ,12th and other one belongs to an auspicious house i.e.,1st ,2nd,4th ,5th ,7th ,9th ,10th ,11th and 3rd house from ascendant, Dainya Yoga is formed.

Mutual exchange between 3rd and 6th or 3rd and 8th or 3rd and 12th house lords(3rd and any of inauspicious house lords) are considered Dainya Yoga not Kahala Yoga. (Kahala Yoga is always between 3rd and an auspicious house lords),

Explanation: When one of the planets involved in the yoga is ruling planet of 3rd 6th, 8th or 12th house and the other one is the ruling planet of an auspicious house, Dainya Yoga is formed. The auspicious house in mutual exchange may be damaged. Generally 6th, 8th and 12th are considered unfavorable houses and these houses will be strengthened due to the influence of auspicious house.

Example: Suppose ascendant is GeminiGeminiDefinition: Mithun...
and ruling planet Saturn of 8th house(Capricorn) is in 10th house and ruling planet of 10th house(Pisces) Jupiter is in 8th house, career of the person will be damaged up to some extent while 8th house will be stronger, and the person will inherit hidden asset.

Results of Dainya Yoga: According to Vedic Indian text, the person born with Dainya Yoga will be fool, will criticize others and will be indulged with sinful deeds. He will always be in trouble from enemies. He will speak harshly and his mind will not be stable. He will face obstacles in all his ventures.

There are thirty possible Dainya yoga, six of them are actually Vipareeta Raj Yoga, and thus there are only twenty four Dainya Yoga in all.

Other Parivartana Yoga are as follows:

Vipareeta Parivartana Yoga:
This auspicious exchange Yoga is a powerful yoga formed by sign lords of only two inauspicious houses (Dusthanas).

Explanation: Vipareeta Parivartana Yoga or Vipareeta Raj Yoga is formed due to mutual exchange (parivartan) between any two sign lords of inauspicious houses (Dusthana bhava) i. e. 6th, 8th or 12th house from ascendant. In Vipareeta Raj Yoga, there is no involvement of sign lords of auspicious houses, but it is a benefic and positive exchange Yoga formed due to mutual exchange of energies of two negative houses, these sign lords should not be in debilitateddebilitatedDefinition: A planet posited in specific degrees in a sign with fall in power and energy is known as its debilitated sign This is the 7th sign from the sign of exaltation and opposite to exalted....
signs(neech rashi) as this will not be a strong Vipareeta Parivartana Yoga due to debilitated signs.

Results of Vipareeta Raj Yoga: Vipareeta Raj Yoga is a powerful yoga and gives positive and auspicious results beyond one’s expectations. Person will achieve success and prosperity even in adverse circumstances.

Navamsha Parivartana Yoga:
If two NavamshaNavamshaDefinition: In Indian Vedic astrology, this is the 1/9th divisional chart(varga),powerful and the most important of 16 charts(varga), mainly related to marriage prediction. Predictions are made through position of planets in various houses of Navamsha chart, quite similar to the judgments are given according to the position of planets in different houses in astrological natal charts. This chart is not used in western astrology....
lords mutually exchange their positions and occupy each others house, Navamsha Parivartana Yoga is formed. This is an auspicious and very powerful yoga and strengthens both the houses to produce auspicious results.

Explanation: In Navamsha Parivartana Yoga, the Navamsha lords of two houses, in Navamsha chart, mutually exchange their houses instead of sign lords of the birth chart.

Example: Suppose in the Navamsha chart, the ascendant is Leo, 4th house lord MarsMarsDefinition: Mangal...
and 5th house lord Jupiter are in mutual exchange, Navamsha Parivartana yoga is formed.

Results of Navamsha Parivartana Yoga: Person born with this yoga will enjoy prosperity and good luck related to the houses (Bhavas) involved in it. The person will have good houses, expensive conveyances due to strong 4th house. He will have very lucky children, with bright career and prosperous life, due to strong 5th house.

Nakshatra parivartana yoga:
When two Nakshatra (constellation) lords mutually exchange their positions, Nakshatra parivartana Yoga is formed.

Explanation: Two ruling planets of constellations mutually exchange their positions and occupy each others house. Here sign lords are not involved but constellationconstellationDefinition: A group of visible stars making a figure and visible at the night sky. Constellations(Nakshatras) are 27 divisions of zodiac, each measuring 13.20'. They are also termed as Lunar mansions (Nakshatra in Indian Vedic astrology). ...
lords are involved in mutual exchange.

Example: If ascendant is Taurus,5th house lord Mercury is in 4th house in Uttara phalguni constellation(Leo), Sun being its constellation(nakshatra) lord,  4th house lord sun is in 11th house in Revati constellation (Pisces), Mercury is its constellation lord, mutual exchange is between two constellation lords (Sun and Mercury), not in two house lords (4th and 5th), both 4th house and 11th house gain strength due to mutual exchange of Nakshatra and the results will be mainly available during their planetary dasha and antardasha .

Results of Nakshatra Parivartana Yoga : This is an auspicious and powerful yoga. Both the houses involved are strengthened during the period of their running Mahadashas and antardashas(which keep repeating) and produce good results, throughout the life.

Karaka Parivartana Yoga or Significators exchange yoga:
When Karaka or significators of two houses mutually exchange their houses, Karaka Parivartana Yoga is formed.

Explanation: Energy of one house is mutually exchanged with the energy of other house, thus significance of both the houses is also exchanged.

Example: Suppose Aries is the ascendant and mutual exchange is between 5th and 9th houses, here 9th house lord Jupiter is Karaka of luck and 5th house lord Sun is Karaka of progeny.

Results of Karaka Parivartana Yoga: Luck prospects for both self and Progeny will be excellent. Efforts will bring prosperity and success in life.

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